Police blitz: 10 accused shoplifters nabbed at 7 Troy stores in 2 days

February 07, 2020, 10:46 AM

Oakland Mall and chain stores in Troy are popular destination for shoplifters, a two-day dragnet shows.

State troopers and city police officers collared 10 people now facing 27 retail crime charges, WWJ reports. Suspects include a 16-year-old Warren boy and a 67-year-old Detroit woman. 

The agencies partnered for the [Jan. 28-29] operation, recognizing that retail fraud suspects are often part of larger, organized crime rings that impact multiple jurisdictions.

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Stores involved are at the mall on 14 Mile Road, on John R Road and on Coolidge Road. They are Kohl’s, Home Depot, Macy's, Victoria’s Secret, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney and Bath and Body Works. 

These are among arrests:

  • A 23-year-old Detroit man and 19-year-old Eastpointe woman went on a shoplifting date to two Home Depots. He was caught with $180 worth of loot and she had $120 in unpaid stuff. In their vehicle was $850 worth of merchandise grabbed from another branch.

  • The 67-year-old Detroiter tried to drive away from officers after snatching $190 worth of merchandise at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Oakland Mall. A patrol car blocked her. before she exited the store and entered a car. Officers attempted to stop the woman but she drove away, only coming to a stop when a patrol vehicle blocked her car. "A pair garden sheers, believed to have been used to remove security tags, were found in the woman’s purse," the radio station says.

  • Warren parents picked up the teen, accused of taking $180 worth of Nike gear from Macy's.

  • A 20-year-old Lathrup Village man put on Nike and Polo clothes priced at $204 in a Macy's dressing room and headed for the parking lot.

Read more:  WWJ

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